Do you believe that chicken lowers your immune system?

@bjcyrix (6910)
Philippines
April 16, 2008 8:45am CST
I love chicken. I just wondered whether this is true or not because my friend loves chicken too. Recently, she got these rashes and discolorations so she checked with a doctor. She was prohibited from eating chicken, pork, fish adn other oily foods. Then I heard her Aunt saying that chicken has a history of lowering one's immune system. Just curious of this situation is generally true or is it true to some people only. What do you think?
4 responses
• Canada
8 May 08
i don't think so. there are few who are allergic to chicken but i don't think it lowers your immune system.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
9 May 08
Hey, yeah thanks for the response. I dont know of anyone who is allergic to chicken though, all of my family and friends love and eat chicken. We actually prefer it to pork.
• United States
17 Apr 08
well I don't know if chicken lowers your immune system but I don't care what it does, is nasty iwwww can't eat chicken lol :(
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Really? So you're not a chicken person. Thats ok, we all have our preferences. What are yours? Do you like red meat more? Perhaps fish? Or are you veggan? Whichever you like, thats fine with me as long as it makes you happy^_^. So I was just curious...what made you say that chicken is 'nasty'? Because frankly, it tastes bland if not cooked properly.
• United States
19 Apr 08
well I'm more of a fish person, I guess I don't like chicken because when I was very little I remember how my dad use to kill the chicken and how he clean it and I saw all that blood coming out and all the organs ewww I know is stuped because all animals are the same but I guess that's one strong reason for me not to like chicken at all, what also do you like???
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
Oh! Well, I think thats a great way to ruin anybody's liking to anything. I love animals and if I see somthing like that I probably wont eat it too. Im more of a chicken and pork person. I dont like beef that much because it leaves an after taste when its cold. Fish, sometimes, depends on what type and how its served. I really love seafood though. More on clams, oysters and other things with shells. Sad thing is that I had allergies to crabs and shrimps. They made my lips swell and Ill have rashes all over so maybe thats why I didnt become fond of them at all. Its funny how our history with food changed our preferences huh?^_^ Well, whatever food, I love to eat so Ill try to taste at least a bit of them all. What exotic foods have you tasted? I have tasted snake meat, turtle, and duck embryo.
@DudaYLen (219)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Chicken is high in protein,low in fat and low in cholesterol making it a good selection for a healthy diet. Our bodies require a certain amount of protein daily and the body does not store protein so we need to replenish it each day. A 3-ounce portion of chicken provides a large amount our daily requirement for protein. Too much fat is not healthy. Chicken is lower in fats than most other meats.So, it makes your immune system healthy
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Great info Madam Len. I think I wont worry eating chiken anymore, its still best compared to beef. Want some SFC Fried chicken??? lol
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Thanks for the information. Like what he said, I wont worry about eating chicken anymore but there are still some caution on how it is cooked and where it is stored. It might get salmonella or ecoli or something. The chicken meat is protein right and I know that most of the fats in the chicken is in or under the skin. I love chicken and maybe thats what boosted my resistance to my seafood, chocolate and Johnsons baby powder allergies..
@DudaYLen (219)
• Philippines
3 May 08
Here's how to make chicken even healthier.Do not use butter and oils in cooking. Baking , roasting and boiling is better .And to enhance flavor , try other ingredients , such as flavored venigar, herbs or citrus fruits.
@AKRao24 (25845)
• India
16 Apr 08
I am a vet by profession and as far as my knowledge goes there is nothing like decreasing the immunity by consuming chicken or somethng like that. I think your friend must have either have allergy for or might have developed allergy agaist some substance which s commonly present in all the things mentioned by you!My father who is no more, used to suffer from rashes and general discomfort after having chicken bred at poultry farm. This he developed later in his live previously he used to consume chicken grown in poultry farm with out any problem. But he was very comfortable with the chickens grown in the villges by locals where these birds used to grow on natural feeds.From this we inferred that the poultry feeds which contain additives and antibiotics might have got absorbed in the body of chicken and these things might be responsible for such reaction. So I think it may not be the actualchicken that is causing trouble , there must be some other factor responsible for such allergic reaction. Consulting some specialist in Allergy may help her out! all the best to your friend and thnks to you for initiating such a purposeful discussion! All the best!
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Oh! thank you for responding with a lot of important relevant information. I also appreciate it that you are a vet because I love animals. Im sorry about your father though. He must love raising chickens. Yes, I'll tell my friend about this and that she should really see a specialist, though avoiding those foods might help her in her diet.Haha.. Thank you also, that you appreciate the topic of my discussion. Hopefully, other people will respond too, so they may learn more about chickens and allergies.